Censurados Film Festival ()

Censored Film Festival


14 Aug 2023
Call for entries

01 Nov 2023
Festival closed

04 Dec 2023
Notification date

12 Jan 2024
19 Jan 2024


Bajada La Oroya 109, of. 101. Barranco,  04, Lima, Lima, Peru

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival >30'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Feature Films  >30'
 Any language
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Festival start: 12 January 2024      Festival end: 19 January 2024

We are looking for films that have been censored, banned or that have found barriers to be exhibited for political, social, corporate, religious reasons, among others, anywhere in the world and during the last two years.

Censurados Film Festival is a film festival that disseminates and makes visible "the cinema that they don't want you to see". Based in Peru, the festival is committed to freedom of expression, human rights and diversity through the screening of films and the organization of artistic and educational activities. During the film event, a space for dialogue on censorship is also generated where the diversity of voices, artistic expressions and ideas can find a place to coexist and express themselves freely.

City and dates of the 10th edition of the Festival: Arequipa, from January 12 to 19, 2024.
Deadline: November 1, 2023.


1. Censorship Competition. Fiction, documentary, animation and/or cinematographic experimentation films from anywhere in the world that have been censored due to political, religious, corporate, authoritarian or social pressures or interests, among others, or that have been victims of threats and/or violence, either during its investigation, production or realization as well as in its exhibition and/or distribution. It is an essential requirement to provide demonstrable information about the censorship, threat, pressure or violence that the film has suffered. Two Scissors will be awarded, one for each of the following categories:

Scissors for Best Censored Feature Film (Duration: +30 minutes).
Scissors for Best Censored Short Film (Duration: -30 minutes).

2. International Competition. Fiction, documentary, animation and/or cinematographic experimentation films from anywhere in the world -except Peru- that aesthetically and discursively address issues of censorship and/or artistic freedom and expression. No duration limit.

3. Peruvian Competition. Peruvian fiction, documentary, animation and cinematographic experimentation films with no duration limit that formally and discursively address political, social and cultural issues with creative freedom. A prize of 1,500 Soles will be offered for the winning film.

Scissors for Best Censored Feature Film
Scissors for Best Censored Short Film
Scissors for Best International Film.
Scissors for Best Peruvian Film. (Cachivache Award 1,500 Soles).

1. Any natural or legal person may participate, individually or collectively, of any nationality.

2. Each participant may send more than one film, but it is an essential requirement to fill out an inscription for each work.

3. Registration is open for films whose production is from January 2022 onwards.

4. Films may be registered in the following formats: DCP, BluRay or HD video files (mp4., mov. or similar).

5. Only the copyright holder can submit a film. The participant assumes responsibility for the veracity of this fact.

7. By registering the film, the participant authorizes three free screenings of the film within the framework of the festival and waives all financial compensation for this concept (except for the Peruvian Official Selection).

8. The selected films that have been duly registered may not be withdrawn from the festival's programming.

9. The Festival organization may use still images or fragments of up to three minutes of the selected films in any of its printed, electronic or audiovisual publications. When the duration of the film is less than 30 minutes, the fragments will not exceed 10% of its duration.



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